Olivia grabs a hole in one

This Is Wiltshire: Olivia Bannon Olivia Bannon

OLIVIA Bannon completed the unique achievement of a hole in one at the Broome Manor Tiny Tigers course recently.

The 10-year-old junior member carded her ace at the 73-yard seventh hole on the junior specific course at Broome.

Using a nine iron and aiming straight at the pin Bannon cleared the bunker at the front of the green and off two bounces watched her ball roll into the cup.

Lee Hayward, who coaches Bannon in his advanced junior coaching group, thought his charge deserved her unique feat because of her work ethic and practice she puts in.

“Olivia is a hard working and very enthusiastic youngster who loves to play and practice and is always playing in Broome’s competition and supporting events. She is a pleasure to teach and deserves credit for her hole in one.

“It’s amazing really, there’s only been two that have holes in one I’ve known since I started coaching here a few years ago. You don’t get many holes in one, you see tour players going years without one, so it’s a unique achievement.

“Olivia hits the ball very straight, she’s very in control of her game, she’s one of the ones who rarely misses fairways. She’s certainly one to watch for the future, she’s getting her handicap down all the time.”

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